INTRODUCTION: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer have appeared in a special interview to talk about their wedding.
GV PAN Buckingham Palace grounds.
GV Prince Charles, Lady Diana and two interviewers seated. (INTERIOR)
GV Two interviewers, interview starts. (2 SHOTS)
CU Prince Charles replies. (3 SHOT)
CU Andrew Gardener speaking.
CU Lady Diana replies.
GV The group, then ZOOM IN CU Gardener.
GV Prince Charles & Lady Diana CU Prince Charles speaking. (3 SHOTS)
CU Angela Rippon asking question.
CUs & TVs Prince Charles and Lady Diana replying to question. (5 SHOTS)
GV Royal couple holding hands.
SPEECH ON CASSETTE (TRANSCRIPTS)
GARDENER: (SEQ. 3) "Your Royal Highness, Lady Diana, since your engagement was quite a bit of travelling and you've met a large number of people, what sort of reactions have you encountered, to your marriage?"
PRINCE CHARLES: (SEQ. 4) "Oh, the most overwhelming and touching reactions as far as we've been concerned. I of course went to New Zealand and Australia and Venezuela and the America on the way back. This was in April/May and there people were amazingly friendly and enthusiastic and since then all the times I've been 'round different parts of the country there the reaction has been literacy fantastic, and I've never seen so many people around and such friendliness and overwhelming sort of generosity, endless cards and presents and just, I think the most marvelous warm affectionate reaction which I just find incredibly touching."
GARDENER: (SEQ. 5) "Lady Diana, meeting so many people is still quite new to you, how have you reacted to this warmth and affection?"
LADY DIANA: (SEQ. 6) "It gives me a tremendous boost, just a mass of smiling faces, wonderful."
GARDENER: "Quite emotional?"
LADY DIANA: "Oh very, very."
GARDENER: (SEQ. 7) "Because thousands of people are joining in your wedding festivities in a very practical way, aren't they? I'm thinking of all the street parties and collections or charities and so on. Have you had to become very involved in that side of the festivities?"
PRINCE CHARLES: (SEQ. 8.) "Not so personally involved, but I've tried to make sure I'm informed of what's going on. The difficulty is there is so much coming in terms of mail and presents and so on that it is very hard to keep up particularly when you try to dash about the country as well. Already this week alone I think there have been 25,000 letters and it's averaged 15,000 letters for the last four weeks, and I think roughly since we got engaged its been about 100,000 letters, which, and I wanted to be able to take the opportunity to say how really, really grateful we are for such incredible kindness, I can't get over it, and I think there have been what now something like 3,000 over 3,000 presents, and I looked this morning and there's a corridor stacked with - I think 40 sacks full of presents, most of which we can't get through and I mean it is incredible."
RIPPON: (SEQ. 9) "You've obviously had a staggering amount of mail and I'm sure you've been to look at some of it yourselves. Is there anything that's particularly touched you?"
LADY DIANA: "Well for me all the things that have come from children who've obviously spent hours of work painting pictures, cards, anything like that and things they've baked at home, that's why..."
LADY DIANA: (SEQ. 10) "Oh yes."
RIPPON: "Have you had cakes?"
LADY DIANA: "There's so many smarties and you can hardly see what it is, and it's lovely, very nice."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer have appeared in a special interview to talk about their wedding. With just a few days to go before their marriage in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, the couple spoke to Andrew Gardener and Angela Rippon.
The setting for the interview was the London residence to the Royal Family, Bukingham Palace.
With their wedding generating world-wide interest, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer wanted to express their gratitude for the gifts and good wishes.
After her marriage, Lady Diana becomes the Princess of Wales.